(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Mathura A District Memoir"

INDIGENOUS TREES.                                                    423
EilNGOT, Balanites Roxburghii, a small thorny tree, with a hard fruit, irhich is
filled with gunpowder and used for fireworks. Its roots spread far and
throw up suckers at a considerable distance from the trunk.
HtNS, Capparis sepiaria, a very strong, thorny creeper.
IMLI, Tamarindus Indica, one of the largest, handsomest, and most valuable
of all Indian trees, but a very slow grower. But for this last defect it would
be an excellent avenue tree, as it is never leafless and gives shade all the
year round.
INDRAJAU, Wrightia tinctoria. At Charan Pahar. Bare of leaves in the cold
weather, at which time it is hang with bunches of long, slender, dark-green
pods, each pair cohering slightly at the tip.
JA'MAN, for Sanskrit Jomlu: Eugenia jambolana ; generally planted round the
border of large mango orchards. Is never leafless. The fruit, like a damson
in appearance, has a harsh but sweetish flavour.
JHAU, Tamarix dioica ; a dwarf variety of the Faras, which springs up after
the rains on the sands of the Jamuna, where it forms a dense jungle.
KACHNA'B, for Sanskrit Kanchandra, Bauhinia variegata ; a moderate sized tree,
which presents a beautiful appearance in March and April, when in full flower.
KADAMB, Sanskrit Kadamba, Abundant in the Chhata and Kosi parganas,
where it forms large woods, as especially at Pisaya. There are two kinds, the
more common being the Stephigyne parvifolia ; the other, a much finer tree,
the Anthocephalus Cadamba, or Nauclea Cadamba of Boxburgk
KAIT, for Sanskrit Kapittha ; Feronia elephantum ; the elephant or woodapple.
An ornamental tree with a hard round fruit; the leaves have a slight smell
of aniseed.
KATIAIYA, Celtis Australis (?) at Pisaya. A middle-sized tree withyellowish-
white flowers and eatable fruit.
KATIYA'RI, Xylosma (?). A small tree with dense sombre foliage, long stiff
thorns, and flowers in small yellow tufts like the babul.
L, for Sanskrit Karira; Capparis aphylla ; the typical fruit of Braj.
R, for Sanskrit Khojtira ; Phosnix Sylvestris ; the wild date palm.
KHIEKI, for Sanskrit Kshirini, i the milky7; Mimusops Indica ; a large evergreen
tree with a fruit that ripens in May and June and tastes like a dried currant.
KHANDA'K, Salvadora Persica. A tree very similar to the Piiu, but of more
graceful growth. Its fioit IB uneatable.
LABERA, and LASORA, two varieties of the Cordia latifolia. A soft-wooded^
crooked-growing tree, with eatable frait.